An artist organizes the materials he needs for his work. Sketching from life helps the artist understand the structure of things and their qualities. In the painting itself, the artist relies on his experience, his emotion, and his preliminary sketches. His ideas, pleasure, and knowledge come partly from the study of other artists and art forms. Painting is seen from conception to completion
The. Painting is another way of expressing our ideas and feelings about the world. There's an endless number of subjects to choose from and no one way to thank every person must find his own way. I am a painter. This is how I. An artist work is in a sense his autobiography. Each of the paintings I've done grew out of my experience. Thinking sometime in the past just as my next painting will come out of what I feel see and think now. I am continually studying the world around me and my relationship to it. I observe things trying to understand what they really look like learning how they function for some time now I've been studying birds how they shapes colors textures movements. Observing the birds is not enough. I have to gather as much information as I can exploring the birds natural environment helps me to understand my subject better. The natural objects I collect revealing the geometry of nature its colors textures. What. I learned was structure of each thing by sketching seed pod a flower the connection of a leaf to the stamp a stamp to a branch. The geometry of nature is everywhere. Or are. I'll begin a painting by deciding on its proportions and size. The canvas is stretched on a wooden support called a stretcher. Working with wood and linen is a preliminary experience which helps me organize my attitude toward the painting. But this painting I prepare the canvas by covering it with a liquid gray watch this washed makes the canvas more receptive to the oil paint. The gray value will give the picture a gentle soft uniform quality. Palette is my most important tool. There are many ways to paint each painter must choose the way that suits him. I use a variety of techniques or different effects. I want to cut down the handles of some of my brushes so they become an extension. Separate from the. The. Knowledge that I've gathered in absorbed earlier is now transformed into feel the painting seems to take on a life of its own. I respond to what is taking place on the campus. My painting techniques are almost unconscious within the painting becomes as natural as speaking a language I know well I don't have to think about. Everything that I have learned earlier expresses it's so spontaneous. Sometimes I run into an obstacle feel it I have to get away from. By creating distance I can examine my feelings more deeply. I rig zem in the textures of. Nature it's growing US and fluidity. Reflections and shattered lives literally. I try to get myself into harmony with nature. Forget about myself. I look at things what are they really want is their meaning. How can I respond to such variety richness and invention. The answer can be found in the smallest things a dead leaves a piece of bark and fill my whole world. The information stored up earlier comes back to me I can respond now not only to my subject but also to my own ideas and feelings about it by painting the world around me I learn a little better what I am I can find out more only by further description structure of a branch the symmetry of a leaf the movement of a bird. When I've described or I can say in this painting it is finished. The finished picture is something new to me. Outside of me I'm almost a total stranger to it but hopefully it shows a part of made to myself openly to I can communicate through my paintings what I've experienced and but. I must always go back to my source nature to my feelings and to art the art of other people. Other times. I try to understand other artists their ideas and emotions entering their world gives me a better insight into my. Other artist. The children ritually with. And encourage me to go on with.